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Early Origins of the Serafin family

The surname Serafin was first found in Messina (Sicilian: Missina; Latin: Messana), capital of the Italian province of Messina. Its history begins in 397 B.C. After a checkered history the Saracens took it in 831, and the Normans in 1061. It was host to the crusaders in 1190. Garibaldi landed in 1860 and it was the last city to be made a part of united Italy. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The Serafini achieved great nobility in the city of Messina in the 15th century and became one of the distinguished families of the region.

Early History of the Serafin family

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Serafin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Serafini, Serafino, Serafin, Sera and others.

Early Notables of the Serafin family

Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was

  • Sanctus Seraphin (1699-1776), also known as Santo Serafin, a successful Italian luthier in Venice...

Serafin Ranking

In the United States, the name Serafin is the 11,453rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

Migration of the Serafin family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicolo Serafini, who arrived in America in 1870; Joseph Serafino, who came to Pennsylvania in 1898; Lorenzo Seraphino, who arrived in America on Aug. 22, 1887, aboard ".

Contemporary Notables of the name Serafin (post 1700) +

  • Elliott A. Serafin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968 (alternate), 1972 2
  • Tullio Serafin (1878-1968), Italian conductor, member of the conducting staff of the Metropolitan Opera (1924-1934) and later Artistic Director of the Teatro Reale in Rome
  • Serafin Olarte (d. 1821), Totonac chief and general who led a revolt against Spanish during the Mexican War of Independence
  • Serafin R. Cuevas (1928-2014), Filipino lawyer and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines appointed during the government of Ferdinand Marcos

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from on Facebook